IKEA Hack | Tarva Nightstand

ALL THINGS CRAFTY

I am having my first non-family guest visiting so I’m trying to create a guest room in the third bedroom which is primarily used as my husbands office. For starters the third room was my older sons but he now shares with his little brother because he’s 3 and he doesn’t need his own room.

So now that I’m on a quick timeframe and budget IKEA and Pinterest hacks are my biggest friend. Thank goodness for other creatives out there! I came across a pin on Pinterest by Playing with Apparel where she did an IKEA hack with the 6 drawer chest/dresser. I fell absolutely in love with it and wanted to give it a try for my guest room nightstands.

I followed the pin exactly as the blogger did her dresser so for exact steps on how to accomplish this look click here.

Here’s what I purchased:
– 2x IKEA Tarva nightstands
– 1 qt. Varathane in Early American from Home Depot
– IKEA Gribbol Knobs in black

Here’s the end result and I am so proud that this wasn’t a total Pinterest fail!

Note:
– I originally wanted to save a little extra by using the IKEA Rast 3-drawer chest but my local IKEA was out of stock so I spent the little extra money to get the Tarva nightstands since those were in-stock.
– Highly suggest sanding/staining before assembly as the blogger did. I assembled one nightstand first and then stained and it was harder to stain and get every spot perfectly. It’s manageable but it was definitely easier to sand/stain first than assemble.

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xoxo
Mariesah

Do-It-Yourself | Table Numbers

ALL THINGS WEDDINGS, Do-It-Yourself Wedding Projects

DIY Table Numbers 

  1. Purchase IKEA Tolsby frames $.99 each. 
  2. Using Silhouette Cameo 3, design the image you’d like to transfer onto the frame. I did “Table 1” in font Carolina Pro Black. This example shows gold foil vinyl but my finished product I ended up using white vinyl. 
  3. Print your favorite photos! 

 Tips

  1.  Flip your image horizontally on the Silhouette Cameo so when you transfer your image onto the frame the image is on the inside with the photo instead of on the outside where it could peel off.
  2. Spray paint the Tolsby frame to match your wedding color palette. 
  3. Add some ribbon to the base that matches your color theme if spray painting isn’t for you. 

 And that’s it! Quick, easy, and inexpensive table numbers for any occasion.